FDA, SCNL and Partners Assure Community Involvement in GolaMa Project

first_imgGolama project steering committee membersThe Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL) have pledged greater community involvement in the implementation of the GolaMa project.The assurance was given recently at the third annual Steering Committee meeting held in Monrovia.The GolaMa project is aimed at conserving an internationally important forest corridor in the Gola forest in Gbapolu County.The project provides support to forest dependent communities to manage their own forest as well as improves livelihoods and establishes a pilot model for sustainable financing.FDA Deputy Managing Director Bowen Sayon said the GolaMa project will be used as a flagship program to carry out other conservation projects in the forest sector of Liberia.Mr. Bowen argued that the GolaMa project is one of the best models ever developed by SCNL and partners to conserve forest in Liberia.He said what FDA is interested in is to develop a vibrant protected area management mechanism that takes in to account the involvement of forest dependent communities.Mr. Sayon, however, noted that without the participation of communities in the establishment of protected areas in Liberia, it would be difficult to achieve the goal of sustainable forest management in Liberia.He said as a result, FDA has embarked on the process of developing a protected area strategy that focuses on improving livelihood for communities and benefit sharing.Mr. Sayon emphasized the need to develop what he calls human wildlife policy to ensure that people who are victimized by wildlife are given some kind of benefits.Also speaking, SCNL Executive Director Michael Garbo disclosed that the GolaMa project is on track and that his institution remains engaged with communities, local leaders and stakeholders in the forest sector to improve the quality of work in the GolaMa corridor.Mr. Garbo said the project is making great impact in the lives of people with the corridor and as such they have embraced the project without reservation.Also, the Secretary General of the Steering Committee Anne Gardner said livelihood activities continue to increase with the training of cocoa and rice farmers.Madam Gardner said the project is also training beekeepers and provide loan to women group as part of the GolaMa livelihood program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC: U14 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

first_imgTHE DONEGAL County club U14 Championship got underway at the weekend with some cracking games.Parents and fans who turned out for the Aodh Ruadh clash with Four Masters were treated to an entertaining draw in the contest of the weekend.The Division One South & West battle ended Aodh Ruadh 5-03 Four Masters 3-09 with the hosts believing lady luck deserted them as they hit the crossbar five times during the game. In Division One North & East the game of the first round saw Milford travel to Termon with the hosts coming out on top. In the same division Na Dunaibh, where there has been great work at development, travelled to Buncrana to secure a comprehensive win.Managers and coaches are reminded that all proposed postponements must be sent by club secretaries to the county board fixtures secretary before they are confirmed or re-fixed.Club games this coming weekend are postponed and clubs are encouraged to take players along to support club mates in our two county teams who are in action this weekend.The U14 Championship team travel to Killyclogher GAA club just outside Omagh for a 3pm Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone. The Development squad travel to Down for their Ulster League game, venue to be confirmed. Results:Division One North & EastMuff v Urris – postponedSt Eunan’s v Moville – game conceded by MovilleTermon defeated MilfordBuncrana lost to Na DunaibhDivision One South and WestBundoran lost to GlenfinA Ruadh drew with Four MastersSt Naul’s lost to N ConaillArdara v Mac Cumhaills – postponed Division Two North and EastCarndonagh lost to Red HughsR Emmets v Convoy – postponedBurt v Malin – no result suppliedFanad v N Colmcille – postponedDivision Two South and WestGlenswilly defeated KillybegsDungloe lost to Gaoth DobhairCloughaneely v N Muire – postponedTermon B lost to N ColumbaLADIES GAELIC: U14 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ladies gaelicU14 resultslast_img read more

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